Wake Forest [NOOK Book]

Overview

Wake Forest Township got its start in 1834 when Calvin Jones sold his farmland to the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. The college began as a place for local boys to trade manual labor for a religious education. But the campus soon grew and so did the community, "surpassing any other neighborhood in refinement, good society, and wealth," according to one 19th-century account. By 1909, the town was incorporated. Not long after, with transformers trucked in from Raleigh, residents could read newspaper ...
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Wake Forest

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Overview

Wake Forest Township got its start in 1834 when Calvin Jones sold his farmland to the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. The college began as a place for local boys to trade manual labor for a religious education. But the campus soon grew and so did the community, "surpassing any other neighborhood in refinement, good society, and wealth," according to one 19th-century account. By 1909, the town was incorporated. Not long after, with transformers trucked in from Raleigh, residents could read newspaper headlines touting Wake Forest's fame in sports, academics, and medicine by the glow of the town's new electric lights. For a time, the town and college seemed inseparable. But by 1956, the school had moved to Winston-Salem, dealing a devastating blow to local residents. For many years afterward, they waited for the world to rediscover Wake Forest. It seems that day has come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439635551
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Jennifer Smart explores Wake Forest's story.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Five Towns     9
Town and Gown     21
Business and Industry     35
Progress     47
Schools and Education     57
The Seminary and Religious Life     67
Headlines     79
Characters and Legends     95
Historic Homes     105
Community Life     113
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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Nostalgia City

    A nice "slice of life" of old Wake Forest.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Beautiful history

    A wonderful retrospective of this charming town! My goal was to find pictures of the Wake Forest Baptist Church, and it is featured on the front cover!

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